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LONDON PACKING LIST

Kensington Gardens

If you need help to check your London packing list, you’re in the right place. Today we are listing the seasonal must have for your trip to London.

We prepared for you a one-week packing list taking into account one carry on bag space. If you’re spending a few days in Lonodn this would probably be the cheapest and most functional solution. Just select your season and follow our tips ūüôā

LONDON IN WINTER

Winters in London can be pretty cold and rainy. Air can be freezing and humidity level raises a lot. We went to London at Christmas but we’ve been lucky. It rained only one day out of six. The rest of our holiday was sunny, yet cold. If you’re looking for some magical atmospheare, this could be the most wonderful time of the year ūüėČ

Here’s your London packing list for winter:

London Packing List - Winter at Leadenhall Market
London Packing List - Winter at Leadenhall Market
Top clothing
  • Warm sweaters. They’re perfect for both indoor and outdoor destinations. Our suggestion is dressing in layers so that you can easily adjust to different temperatures.
  • Coat/ jacket to protect yourself from cold wind.
  • Scarf/ hat/ gloves. You definetely won’t like spending your holiday with a flu or a fever so make sure not to be cold outside. Also, do not exagerate with heating once you get in your hotel/apartment.
  • Thermal clothes. We used them everyday under usual clothes. They’ll prevent you from freezing, especially if you’re planning to spend a lot of time outdoor (we toured the city by bike so it was very cold!). You don’t have to buy a complete thermal wardrobe ūüėČ You’ll just need 1/2 thermal shirts to be put under your clothes. And, if you like, you can get a pair of leggins too.
Bottom clothing
  • Jeans. They’re perfect for every situation. You might also choose to bring thermal leggins with you just in case.
  • Comfortable shoes. In your London tour you might have to walk a lot, to get on buses, undergrounds and so on. Your shoes must be as comfortable as possible. Weather you like boots or sneackers, make sure to be 100% comfortable. If you have any waterproof boot you could also use that.
Do not forget…
  • Umbrella or k-way. These are must in London. It starts raining all of a sudden so you must always bring an umbrella with you. In some places you’re not allowed in with an umbrella (also on the plane) so you can bring a k-way.
  • ¬†Valid credit card. Some standard cards such as VISA and MAESTRO should work also in UK. On the contrary, BANCOMAT are not always accepted. Make sure to have a valid credit card and, if needed, bring some money to change them into pounds at your arrival.
  • ¬†Underground cards. To save some money, you should buy a Oyster Card before moving to UK. In this post you will find more info about it. You’ll also see many tips and tricks to plan your holiday in London (where to go, what to see, where to eat…)
London Packing List - Winter Wonderland
London Packing List - Winter Wonderland

LONDON IN SPRING

Spring can be the ideal season to visit London since temperatures will raise. Also, gardens will be full of colured flowers so the view will be amazing. There’s still the issue of impredictable rain storms, though.

So here’s the London packing list for spring:

Spring in London - Regents' Park
Spring in London - Regents' Park
Top clothing
  • T-shirts and sweaters.¬†The key for spring and autumn is dressing in layers since weather can change all of a sudden. So you would need some t-shirts for sunny days but also a few sweaters or sweatshirts in case of rain.
  • Coat/ jacket and scarf. In case of wind they’re necessary
  • Hat and sunglasses. If it’s sunny you will need to protect yourselves, especially if you’re planning outdoor tours.
Bottom clothing
  • Jeans or shorts. Choose whatever you feel more comfortable with. A pair of jeans can be perfect for rainy days.
  • Comfortable shoes. In your London tour you might have to walk a lot, to get on buses, undergrounds and so on. Your shoes must be as comfortable as possible. Weather you like boots or sneackers, make sure to be 100% comfortable. If you have any waterproof boot you could also use that.
Do not forget…
  • Umbrella or k-way. These are must in London. It starts raining all of a sudden so you must always bring an umbrella with you. In some places you’re not allowed in with an umbrella (also on the plane) so you can bring a k-way.
  • ¬†Valid credit card. Some standard cards such as VISA and MAESTRO should work also in UK. On the contrary, BANCOMAT are not always accepted. Make sure to have a valid credit card and, if needed, bring some money to change them into pounds at your arrival.
  • ¬†Underground cards. To save some money, you should buy a Oyster Card before moving to UK. In this post you will find more info about it. You’ll also see many tips and tricks to plan your holiday in London (where to go, what to see, where to eat…)
Trip to London - Trafalgar Square

LONDON IN SUMMER

Summer in London is hot and sunny but rainy days are still pretty frequent. Your trolley for a summer holiday in London is lighter. The main issue in summer is the crowd. Tourists crowd the city during summer so pre-booking tickets is a must to avoid long queues.

Let’s see what to pack for London in summer:

London Packing List - Summer in Regent's Park
London Packing List - Summer in Regent's Park
Top clothing
  • T-shirts and tops.¬†Bring with you many comfortable and light clothes. London in summer can be pretty hot. Make sure to always have a scarf or a long sleeve shirt if you want to visit religious and cultural attractions. In some cases an appropriate dress code is required.
  • Hat and sunglasses. These are must, especially if you’re planning to spend a lot of time outdoor. You might also need sunscreen.
Bottom clothing
  • Jeans or shorts. Choose whatever you feel more comfortable with. Also think about the activities you’re going to do. A pair of shorts is perfect for a pic nic in Hyde Park but you might need long trousers to visit Westminster Abbey.
  • Comfortable shoes.¬†In your London tour you’ll have to walk a lot, to get on buses, undergrounds and so on. Your shoes must be as comfortable as possible. Weather you like boots or sneackers, make sure to be 100% comfortable. If you have any waterproof boot you could also use that.
Do not forget…
  • Umbrella or k-way.¬†These are must in London. It starts raining all of a sudden so you must always bring an umbrella with you. In some places you’re not allowed in with an umbrella (also on the plane) so you can bring a k-way.
  • ¬†Valid credit card.¬†Some standard cards such as VISA and MAESTRO should work also in UK. On the contrary, BANCOMAT are not always accepted. Make sure to have a valid credit card and, if needed, bring some money to change them into¬†pounds¬†at your arrival.
  • ¬†Underground cards. To save some money, you should buy a Oyster Card before moving to UK. In¬†this post¬†you will find more info about it. You’ll also see many¬†tips and tricks¬†to plan your holiday in London (where to go, what to see, where to eat…)
Kensington Gardens
Kensington Gardens

LONDON IN AUTUMN

Days start to shorten and weather gets colder. But London in autumn shows wonderful colours and breathtaking views. This is a beautiful season to visit the city, though autumns can be rainy and foggy.

Here’s London packing list for autumn:

Holland Park Landscape
Holland Park Landscape
Top clothing
  • T-shirts and sweaters.¬†The key for spring and autumn is dressing in layers since weather can change all of a sudden. So you would need some t-shirts for sunny days but also a few sweaters or sweatshirts in case of rain.
  • Coat/ jacket¬†to protect yourself from cold wind.
  • Scarf/ hat/ gloves. Make sure not to be cold outside. Temperatures can be pretty low so cover yourself especially when visiting outdoors.
Bottom clothing
  • Jeans or shorts. Choose whatever you feel more comfortable with. A pair of jeans can be perfect for rainy days.
  • Comfortable shoes. In your London tour you might have to walk a lot, to get on buses, undergrounds and so on. Your shoes must be as comfortable as possible. Weather you like boots or sneackers, make sure to be 100% comfortable. If you have any waterproof boot you could also use that.
Do not forget..
  • Umbrella or k-way.¬†These are must in London. It starts raining all of a sudden so you must always bring an umbrella with you. In some places you’re not allowed in with an umbrella (also on the plane) so you can bring a k-way.
  • ¬†Valid credit card.¬†Some standard cards such as VISA and MAESTRO should work also in UK. On the contrary, BANCOMAT are not always accepted. Make sure to have a valid credit card and, if needed, bring some money to change them into¬†pounds¬†at your arrival.
  • ¬†Underground cards. To save some money, you should buy a Oyster Card before moving to UK. In¬†this post¬†you will find more info about it. You’ll also see many¬†tips and tricks¬†to plan your holiday in London (where to go, what to see, where to eat…)
Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge

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